Our Vision
This Institute will be a global leader on evidence-based education and research for aging and health with a focus on international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration to promote healthy aging, prevention and rehabilitation of age-related disabilities and healthy equity.

Our Mission

The mission of the Canadian Institute for Mobility and Aging (CIMA) is to provide high quality of inclusive, integrated, comprehensive, and timely access to educational programs for the public and health care professionals, and promotes innovative research on aging, health equity, disability prevention and rehabilitation. The Institute accomplishes its mission through education, research, community engagement, partnerships, policy development and advocacy.

Our Goals

  • Provide high quality educational training on health and aging to health professionals, students, practitioners, and researchers
  • Offer educational support for caregivers and families, foster collaboration, and translate knowledge into interventions.
  • Be the global leader resource of age related diseases, disability prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Advance interdisciplinary and intersectoral efforts in aging research


  • Offer high quality education for health professionals on a variety of aging topics
  • Provide training and consultation to community, organizations, government and other institutions
  • Design, implement and evaluate programs/projects
  • Develop educational materials such as manuals, videos and training packages related to aging, disabilities and fall prevention
  • Develop trans-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations
  • Coordinate and support local, regional, provincial and national projects
  • Act as a resource centre on aging and health
  • Foster Global health partnerships that promote health aging
  • Design, conduct and disseminate research on aging, disability and health
  • Develop and deliver seminars and workshops to communities and organizations

Scope of Expertise

  • Innovative technologies for older adults
  • Fall prevention interventions and policies
  • Evidence-based practice in home-care, long term care and community-based care
  • Aging with mental health challenges  or intellectual disabilities
  • Older adults and their families and caregivers
  • Aging and social determinants of health